Tottenham Hotspur captain Younes Kaboul is on the way out of White Hart Lane despite the club being unable to agree a deal to sell the centre-back to Besiktas.
The 29-year-old has started just 11 Premier League games this season and has been told by manager Mauricio Pochettino he is not guaranteed a place in the Spurs team, despite having been named club captain at the start of the campaign.
Amid rumours regarding Kaboul's future, Besiktas have confirmed that the player was offered to them but Tottenham's valuation meant a deal could not be agreed.
"Younes Kaboul was on our shortlist but unfortunately we have not been able to agree on price," vice president Ahmet Nur Cebi said.
"I do not see this transfer as being financially viable, we cannot meet the price Tottenham want for him, the only way this deal can go ahead is if we agree on price."
Though Kaboul appears likely to remain in north London for the time being, the news confirms the club's intention to part ways with the French defender during the January window.
The summer additions of Federico Fazio and Ben Davies mean the club are overstocked at the back, a problem exacerbated by the January signing of DeAndre Yedlin.
One of those defenders, Kyle Walker, believes Tottenham have proved they can qualify for the Champions League after their New Year's Day thrashing of leaders Chelsea.
"Champions League is where every player wants to be but the way we're going now, I think we can get there," he said. "I don't want to jinx anything but if we play as we did when we beat Chelsea 5-3, why can't we do it?
"When Chelsea came to White Hart Lane, we proved that it wouldn't be an easy game for them. It will be a battle for the top teams. If they want to beat us, they're going to have to out-work us, out-pass us and outplay us.
"In recent seasons, we'd struggle to pick up points against the top teams and that's where we were struggling to bridge the gap but this season we've beaten Chelsea, drawn with Manchester United and Arsenal.
"If we can keep getting over that bridge, the gap to the top sides will be smaller and we will be right up there. When you look at how young the team are, I think the future is very bright."